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Sarah Weinman
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My new column! RT @npbooks: Crimewave: Walt, Last of the Independents, Visions natpo.st/1sDNBgj
If we're going to keep arguing about adults reading YA or not, it *might* be prudent to look at recent AAP stats. lunch.publishersmarketplace.com/2014/09/trade-…
I'd be outraged but then I would have to take Alessandra Stanley seriously and that is not an option
Exile on N. 7th street. Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. nyti.ms/1mlKZH3
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That didn't take long: "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" is up at the NYTBR website now, too. nyti.ms/1tw1XDM
My iPhone Struggle. RT @calvincorreli This line is seriously long. #hyperlapse #iphone6 @ Apple Store, SoHo instagram.com/p/tIKCASIdop/
Hilary Mantel on Margaret Thatcher: "She was not of woman born. She was a psychological transvestite." theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…
More embargo fun: NYTBR had "exclusive" on Mantel's "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" but here it is. theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…
Quote taken from this interview with the WSJ: blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014…
Roz Chast on being the lone female on the @nationalbook longlist: "Yeah. Weird, right? I don’t know. Who knows? It seems very strange."
I didn't need that disclaimer last night after all; Scotland votes a resounding no on independence. on.wsj.com/1sa3zEG
Sad to hear. RT @ShelfAwareness: Sorry to hear @RiverRunBkstore is closing the Kittery, Maine, store myemail.constantcontact.com/Kittery-locati…
So it is going to end up like Quebec in 1995* *disclaimer if I am proven wrong
I am not surprised *in the slightest* that Tom Clancy's widow and children are battling over his estate. online.wsj.com/articles/tax-b…
The global nature of book awards are so strange. Ferris on Booker shortlist, not on NBA longlist. Mandel on NBA but not Giller longlist.
Of course we should take comics seriously, but awards/nominations of Bechdel & Chast amplify this per @alexanderchee. salon.com/2014/09/17/thi…
A smart choice. RT @nycjim Congrats to @sbg1. Now top Editor of @politico. politi.co/1u3gCaX
Newly minted MacArthur genius grantee @abechdel's upcoming graphic memoir sounds fantastic. nytimes.com/2014/09/18/bus…
Everything you need to know about the new Kindle ereaders from @laurahazardowen. gigaom.com/2014/09/17/ama…
Embargo? What's an embargo?
So if I'm clear, HuffPo leaked the fiction longlist, took it down after an hour, but then the NYT went ahead since the embargo broke?
Strong fiction longlist for the @nationalbook awards, I must say. mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/artsbeat…
This week's acronym is WIS, or Why I'm Stressed
17 years after Heaven's Gate committed mass suicide, their website lives on, as does the mystery. gizmodo.com/the-online-leg… (via @PKhakpour)
Why do I sense today's general mad feeling about the nonfiction long list will be eclipsed by tomorrow's mad feeling about the fiction list?
So publishers hope, anyway RT @PublishersLunch iOS8 Launch Gives Apple A Second Bite At Building iBooks publun.ch/1snNXYs [reg. rqrd.]
This Donald Antrim profile by John Jeremiah Sullivan is a hell of a heartbreaker. nytimes.com/2014/09/21/mag… (via @jakesilverstein)
The only woman on the National Book Award nonfiction longlist is Roz Chast. Um. Okay. nationalbook.org/nba2014.html#.…
This year's MacArthur fellows include Alison Bechdel (!), Terrance Hayes, Samuel Hunter, Khaled Mattawa. macfound.org/fellows/class/…
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Started the day tweeting an awkward confessional essay published on Salon, might as well end the day the same way. salon.com/2014/05/01/my_…
In the annals of selfies, this is among the very worst. cnn.com/2014/09/16/sho…
As one of those apparent dozens, I am inclined to agree with @RonCharles on that point. twitter.com/sarahw/status/…
"A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING is an extraordinarily demanding novel that will fascinate dozens of American readers." washingtonpost.com/entertainment/…
Um. Clearly developing. RT @Gothamist Irritant Released Inside The Strand Bookstore, Prompting Evacuation gothamist.com/2014/09/16/str…
I enjoyed HOW TO BUILD A GIRL but it made me want to reread one of my all-time faves, THE MADOLESCENTS by Chrissie Glazebrook. So so good.
I think Caitlin Moran might have experience besides her marriage to help her write about the music world. nytimes.com/2014/09/17/boo…
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FInal 2 #GillerPrize longlisted authors: @MiriamToews, Padma Viswanathan.
Next 4 on the longlist: Shani Mootoo, Heather O'Neill, Kathy Page, Claire Holden Rothman. #GillerPrize
More Giller longlisted: @stgramophone, Frances Itani, @jenlovegrove52. 6 more to go.
They are trickling this longlist out but so far: @arjunbasu, @dbezmozgis, Rivka Galchen. Nine more to be announced. #GillerPrize
Prize money for #GillerPrize has doubled, Jack Rabinovitch announces: winner gets $100k, finalists $10K.
Livestream for the #GillerPrize longlist announcement at McGill University: scotiabankgillerprize.ca/2014-longlist-…
I don't like open-plan offices. But then I also have a (home) office with a door. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
When the comments are more entertaining the the essay you know something is wrong
Here is the longlist for the National Book Award in poetry. artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/the…
I find this piece quite puzzling. salon.com/2014/09/15/my_…
Robert Caro's The Power Broker turns 40. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… (via @paulbogaards)
Good morning! RT @SteveHuff: HOLY GAH WHAT RT @NBCLA: Man allegedly killed his girlfriend and ate her brain 4.nbcla.com/1phV7vn